Update on Aug. 12:
Six months into construction, Lane Manor continues to take shape. The roof is up on the housing units. At this point you can envision how the finished product will look.
Update on July 22:
The Lane Manor senior housing project on Redan Road looks quite different than it did a few months ago during its official groundbreaking ceremony.
A second story is going up, and there's more to come. Check out the latest photos.
Stay tuned to Patch for more updates and photos on the project.
Here is the original story on Lane Manor:
A 54-unit senior housing project is going up on Redan Road near S. Hairston Road.
Lane Manor will have one bedroom units for people age 62 and older will be part of a single structure that includes areas such as a multi-purpose room for games and meeting events, fitness room, activities, arts and crafts, laundry and library, say those involved in the project.
The $5 million development's owner is the non-profit RHF Housing Inc. of Long Beach, Calif. It provides housing and services to senior citizens, low income families and people with disabilities.
“DeKalb County is in need of more affordable housing,” said Florence Webb, senior project manager at RHF, which also has senior housing projects in Smyrna, Milledgeville, Macon and Columbus.
Work started on the project the around the first week of February and is expected to be completed by next February, said Allen Wiggins, president of Tower Construction LLC, of Woodstock. The property is now going through grading work.
Lane Manor will be near a Mexican restaurant, gas stations, a child care facility, and the Hairston Crossing shopping center.
There will be six accessible units in the HUD-funded project, but it is not a care provider type facility, Wiggins said: It is for “ages 62 and older that are mobile and independent.” There will be management staff on hand.
Because the project will comply with HUD’s Section 3 local economic development provision, "we’ll advertise in the paper, try to find the appropriate individuals that will work with us on the project,” Wiggins said.
Lane Manor will have a groundbreaking on Monday, March 26, 10 a.m.